If anyone should be pumped about boarding a plane and heading to Hawaii for next week's Hula Bowl, it has to be Brandon Rideau. Senior football games like the this one are a chance for aspiring professionals to strut their stuff in front of dozens of NFL scouts.
Reporters huddled two rows deep around Kansas University standout Wayne Simien late Wednesday night in a Hilton Coliseum hallway in Ames, Iowa. Taking a peek at the proceedings, a stocking cap pulled just above his eyes, Jayhawk senior Michael Lee tried to march unnoticed to the team bus.
For the first time in four seasons, David Harrison won't be on the court today when Kansas University's basketball team tangles with Colorado at Coors Events Center.
Kansas University's women's basketball team will get its second Big 12 Conference road test today when it travels to take on Texas A&M. KU is 7-7 overall, 0-3 in the Big 12, and has lost its last three games. Texas A&M is 10-3 overall, 1-2 in the league, and is coming off its first win in league play. Tipoff is 7 tonight in Reed Arena.
When Wayne Simien was out, freshmen C.J. Giles and Alex Galindo stepped up and was able to excel on the court. And now that Big Dub is back, coach Bill Self says the team can only get better.
Kansas University's wide receiver Brandon Rideau, center Joe Vaughn and defensive end David McMillan will represent the school at the Hula Bowl next weekend in Maui.
Wayne Simien led the Jayhawks to a 76-61 victory over the Buffaloes on Saturday in Boulder, Colo. Simien scored 23 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Kansas led by 13 at halftime but held off a late Colorado rally to improve to 13-0 on the season and 3-0 in the Big 12.
Former Jayhawk basketball standout Bud Stallworth didn't have an indoor gym in his all-black school in Alabama in the 1950s and 1960s. But the school for white children did.
Playing its third straight road game in seven days, Kansas University's men's basketball team had a little trouble holding off Colorado, but held on for a 76-61 victory over the Buffaloes on Saturday in Boulder, Colo.
Ray Allen doesn't enjoy playing struggling teams. He defeated one Friday night, but that didn't mean he liked it.
The Boston Celtics didn't have much trouble against the worst team in the Eastern Conference. Ricky Davis came off the bench to score 30 points, and Paul Pierce had 21 points and 15 rebounds Friday night to lift the Celtics to their seventh win in eight home games, 106-94 over the Atlanta Hawks.